About NBOA

Founded in 1998, NBOA is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to advancing business excellence in independent schools. NBOA's continued success stems from its active and growing network of members who openly and collaboratively promote best practices and standards of excellence across all business operations within independent schools, including finance, accounting, human resources, information technology, risk management, tax compliance and facilities.

NBOA membership includes more than 1,400 schools from every region in the United States as well as international schools in Canada, Mexico and 19 other countries around the globe. Combined enrollment of member schools exceeds 770,000 students; combined budgets more than $17 billion.

Mission

NBOA develops, delivers, and promotes best business practices to advance independent schools.

Vision

NBOA member schools provide excellence in education supported by world-class business operations.

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The Future of Financial Aid: A Partnership

To mirror the essential bond between business officers and enrollment managers that is imperative for the financial sustainability and strategic direction of a school, NBOA has partnered with the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) to explore issues of affordability in PK-12 independent schools and spotlight innovations underway to address these challenges.

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